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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Cuban Picadillo

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This recipe is based on Cuban style picadillo, a ground beef based dish. There are many delicious brands of vegan soy crumbles that can replace the beef and you won’t even notice the difference! This recipe uses Trader Joe’s Beef-less Ground Beef. Traditional Cuban picadillo includes raisins, however they can be easily omitted […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Curry Tofu Steaks

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) Tofu is a versatile meat replacement that can absorb any flavor, including this sweet and spicy coconut curry. Black rice is packed with nutrition and has a nutty flavor that goes well with coconut. Kale is also rich in vitamins, including calcium, a nutritional concern for vegans who forego the dairy. Pan frying […]

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Pigs can spend their entire lives in pig gestation crates which prohibit them from turning around. Photo credit: Humane Society of United States

Starbucks Serves Up Grande Animal Welfare Policy

(FACTORY FARMING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) With a helping hand from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Starbucks is starting the new year off on the right foot. As of January 1, 2015, the massive coffee chain put in place a North American cage-free egg policy, along with a much broader and extensive list of commitments […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Italian Ciabatta Sandwich

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This saucy sandwich is filled with vegetables but also includes fake sausage to make a hearty meal. Tofurky brand “Italian sausage” is browned and simmered in tomato sauce. Ciabatta is a delicious Italian bread that is perfect for this sandwich because it is light and airy with a crisp crust. And make sure […]

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Bring along treats to make your pet's trip to the vet more enjoyable.

5 Vital Pet First Aid Tips

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Pet parents want to give their pets the best possible care. Regular vet visits, proper grooming, and ensuring regular exercise and adequate nutrition are just some of the ways in which we make sure our pets are happy and healthy. But what about in emergency situations or natural disasters? Not all pet […]

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Zoos: The Historical Debate

(ZOOS/ANIMAL WELFARE) For centuries people have flocked to zoos to see wild animals up close. The first zoo was established in 1748 in Vienna, Austria, and is still entertaining people today. But many believe that keeping an animal in a simulated habitat is not in their best interest, citing issues of animal welfare and conservation. […]

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Livestock and their waste account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide each year. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Save The Planet One Meal At A Time

(VEGAN/ACTIVISM/ANIMAL WELFARE) Ever wonder what you can do to help save and protect the earth’s ecosystems? The animal agriculture industry is a critical factor in species extinction, habitat destruction, and pollution. By going vegan, you can refuse to contribute to the cruelty of the meat industry that destroys the earth’s ecosystems. Increased greenhouse gas emissions and degradation […]

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This rescued pup is getting a new home in Pittsburgh! Photo credit: Huffington Post

Pittsburgh Brings Animal Rescue To New Heights

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL RESCUE) The Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) helps save the lives of at-risk pets and promotes animal rescue and adoption. Co-founders Jonathan Plesset and Brad Childs make use of their pilot’s licenses by flying animals in need to safer environments. The organization has helped rescue over 700 dogs as well as other […]

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